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Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Capital Punishment and Abortion are Separate Issues

 

Abortion rate in Minnesota continues to stay fairly flat

 

Abortion opponents pledge grassroots campaign for constitutional amendment (Massachusetts)

 

Will Indiana AG appeal abortion injunction against state?

 

Gov. Snyder (R-Michigan) vetoes anti-abortion license plate

 

How Choice Helped Create the Nation's First Women-Run Abortion Clinic and Changed My Family's History

 

Vatican tells UN to remove horrific abortion vacuum from emergency health kits

 

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor And Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89

 

ADOPTION

 

Cop adopts 8-year-old he rescued from severe child abuse

 

ASIA

 

Trump Takes Bolder Stance With Friends and Foes in Asia

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Cardinal Pell’s Rise to Power Left a Trail of Scandal (The charges against him followed years of criticism that he had overlooked — or covered up — the widespread abuse of children by clergymen in Australia.)

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Volvo Automaker admits its self-driving cars are confused by kangaroos

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Mona Charen: Republicans Are A Big-Government Party, Too

 

 

CANADA

 

Canada’s Hidden History

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Americans keep having fewer babies as U.S. birthrates hit some record lows

 

A newborn kept getting sick because its mother was ingesting her placenta, CDC says

 

Teen birth rate drops again to all-time low, CDC says

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Reviving American Christianity

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

 Mattis, McMaster, and North Korea

 

Vacationing In North Korea: For The Brave Or Crazy?

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Target, Costco enable exploitation as truckers plunge into debt

 

COURTS

 

Texas Supreme Court questions right of benefits for gay spouses

 

Joe Arpaio learns that he is not above the law

 

Oregon detective who failed to investigate more than 50 cases because he was 'too burned out' pleads guilty to official misconduct

 

Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement is overwhelming an already taxed court system

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in California

 

2 in critical condition after 25 shot at Little Rock nightclub

 

Promoter behind disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for wire fraud

 

Disgruntled ex-doctor with an assault rifle hidden under his lab coat launches shooting spree at Bronx hospital - killing one woman and wounding six ex-colleagues before taking his own life

 

Gunman at Bronx hospital kills 1, wounds 6 others before taking own life, police say

 

1 Killed and 6 Hurt as Doctor Opens Fire at Bronx Hospital

 

There’s an ongoing terrorist attack in Ohio (There is an ongoing terrorist attack happening in Ohio. It has nothing to do with the Islamic State or political anarchists. The weapons in this case come in the form of heroin and other opioids, and the terrorists are the pushers who spread the deadly poison.)

 

San Antonio police officer shot in the head dies

 

Patient shoots 2 at Las Vegas pain clinic, kills himself

 

Witnesses describe chaos after shooting at NYC hospital

 

Teen survives acid attack that "melted my clothes off"

 

Two children found in submerged truck die; 2 arrested

 

'Turn yourself in,' cops plead in road rage killing of student

 

Student fatally shot by cops for holding pen was set to graduate 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Mentally ill man's supporters urge gov. to stop execution

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Protester Confronts De Blasio Mid-Yoga Pose at YMCA  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

De Blasio’s laughable ‘moral’ case for handing you his legal bill (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

GOP operative seeking Clinton emails likely worked for Trump campaign, says former associate

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson reckons with proposed HUD budget cuts  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr  Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

64 GOP lawmakers ask Sessions to reaffirm: no religious tests for posts  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Manhattan Prosecutor Joins Mueller's Russia Probe Team  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Cook County tells Justice Department it's not a 'sanctuary' jurisdiction

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Labor Dept. signals change to Obama's overtime pay extension

 

ECONOMY

 

Democrats still have nothing to say about boosting the economy

 

Michael Barone: Democrats — And Republicans — Lack Credibility On Economic Issues

 

EDUCATION

 

New alert over X-rated materials … in school!

 

Japanese Children Learn to Write Through Rhythm

 

The Muslim Prom Queen and Me  (Why is the idea of a hijabi reaching peak high school popularity so disconcerting?)

 

Why demanding extreme racial equality in school suspensions does students more harm

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Mitch 2020!  (New Orleans’ mayor Mitch Landrieu is the perfect choice for the Democrats in 2020, for all the reasons they’d prefer to ignore.)

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Southwest heat shatters electricity records

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

California's beaches belong to the public — not to the one percent

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Trump’s WOTUS Repeal Has Yet to Help Modesto Farmer Who Faces $2.8 Million Fine for Plowing

 

EPA Chief Did Not Meet With Dow Chemical CEO, Contrary to News Reports

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)  

 

Feds: Missing Chinese scholar feared dead, suspect charged in kidnapping

 

Bernie Sanders, Not Donald Trump, Faces FBI Investigation

 

FRANCE

 

Paris airport evacuated due to security incident

 

GLOBALISM

 

Rejecting Globalism and Affirming Patriotic Nationalism

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Globalization Can Be Good For American Workers

 

GOP

 

Gillespie Sends Out Explosive Tweet for Fourth of July  (Republican candidate for governor of Virginia Ed Gillespie put out an explosive video on Twitter Friday about legalizing fireworks in Virginia.)

 

What Are Republicans Reading?

 

HEALTH CARE

 

600+ rural hospitals in danger of shutting doors

 

'Brain-eating' amoeba found in 2 Louisiana water systems

 

Self-Insurance Offers Workers Better Health Benefits For Less Money

 

Heart transplant survivor dies after giving birth to first child

 

HISTORY

 

Too many Americans still don’t see black history as their own

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Olivia de Havilland Sues FX Networks Over Depiction in 'Feud'

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. Keith Ellison Sings a Song Celebrating Minneapolis Approving a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Dozens of Dems Support Bill to Create Panel That Could Remove Trump From Office

 

Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo to testify before House Intelligence Committee

 

Measure forces Congress to examine post-9/11 war powers role

 

Dave Brat: 1st  part of fix is Obamacare repeal  (US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R)

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Can Trump Win His Fight Against Leftist Judges And Open-Border Radicals Over Immigration?

 

 

INDIA

 

After Killing Currency, India Moves On to Tax Overhaul

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

BuzzFeed subpoenas intelligence agencies for details of Trump-Russia dossier: Report

 

ISLAM

 

Hypocritical leftists willing to give Muslim extremists a pass

 

United Church of Christ Congregation: Islam More Progressive than Christianity

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, July 1, 2017)

 

US leftists attack Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

A Thousand Demonstrators in Front of Netanyahu’s Residence over Kotel Dispute

 

IDF destroys Syrian artillery after shells explode in Golan Heights (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Hamas: Fatah works with Israel, Egypt to place us under siege

 

Livni urges UNESCO not to pass Hebron decision (Hatnuah Chairwoman Tzipi Livni )

 

New memorial set up for slain DFLP leader after being removed by Israel army

 

J Street's Jeremy Ben Ami attacks Israel's Prime Minister and the recent government decisions regarding the

 

Netherlands outraged after Israel seizes Dutch-funded solar panels in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Netanyahu risks religious ire to take part in Shabbat memorial to German leader

 

World’s largest warship docks at Haifa

 

A look into Haredi textbooks shows hatred and racism

 

Dahlan confidant says Abbas pushing Hamas toward war  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Report: Palestinian women held in Israeli prison subjected to harsh sanctions

 

As an episode during his Mideast trip shows, Trump is seeing how hard it can be to land the ‘ultimate’ deal

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Nevada marijuana sales start at midnight

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Still No Collusion Evidence  (The latest ‘bombshell’ tells us more about media bias than about election meddling.)

MSNBC Won’t Release Evidence of ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts’ Charge That White House Pressured Them (Updated)

 

Brzezinski expresses concern over what tweets reveal about Trump

 

Fox PR pro jumps to NBC to work with Megyn Kelly

 

At the Center of the Latest Trump Feud? National Enquirer

 

The Hill: Kushner Sought 'Morning Joe' Apology to Trump to Avoid Negative Story

 

Jared Kushner reportedly warned Joe Scarborough about National Enquirer storyCNN screws up — again

 

Video: Mika Brzezinski Has a Hidden Crush and His Name is President Trump

 

U.S. media ignore 1 crucial fact about horrifying crime

 

Gregg Jarrett: Susan Rice Likely Committed 3 Crimes – “Better Get Herself a Good Criminal Defense Attorney” (Video)

 

Trump and Morning Joke

 

MEDICAID

 

Why The Democrats Are Wrong About Medicaid

 

MEXICO

 

Vicente Fox: Trump 'Hot-Tempered,' Could Start War

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar rejects demands from Arab states as deadline looms

 

The Palace Intrigue at the Heart of the Qatar Crisis (The Saudis don’t believe the young emir of Qatar is really running the country — and they’re looking for regime change.)

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon officially delays transgender troop enlistment policy

 

Million Veteran Program surpasses 580,000 enrollments; faces potential budget cut

 

Navy sailor receives homecoming surprise

 

Judge won’t drop rare misbehavior charge against Bergdahl

 

Veterans try to save World War II-era submarine berthed along shallow, NJ river

 

Staffing shortages in Arkansas a 'snapshot' of VA hiring problems

 

Soldiers plead for release from 'transgender training'

 

US, Australia launch massive Talisman Saber war games Down Under

 

Trump's Navy, Army secretary positions remain unfilled as summer recess looms

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

The Maine-imum Wage

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA's plan to try redirecting asteroids

 

NASA clarifies: We don’t have child sex slaves on Mars

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Oklahoma sues prescription opioid manufacturers

 

PRISONS

 

Everyone should go to jail, say, once every ten years

 

RADIO

 

Russian-Backed News Station Replaces Bluegrass on D.C. Radios

 

A radio station thought it just discovered Annie Lennox

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia says it found nothing suspicious at Syrian airbase

 

How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat — until it was much, much too late

 

Can the Islamic State Survive If Baghdadi Is Dead? (Rumors are swirling that the Russians may have killed the ISIS leader. But lopping off the head won’t kill the snake.)

 

SCIENCE

 

20 years ago, scientists thought an asteroid might someday collide with Earth

 

Why prostate cancer is more deadly in black men: African American gene may make tumors more aggressive and drug-resistant, study suggests

 

GE's 'woman scientist' ad is just plain creepy

 

SENATE

 

Senate Republicans Ask for CBO Score for Cruz's Proposal  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Do It Already! How Mitch McConnell Fixes the Senate (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Cruz's Obamacare amendment gains momentum after Trump tweet 

 

Senate Democrat blasts 'Obamaphone' over fraudulent findings, complete lack of oversight'

 

Repealing Obamacare with no replacement could be a 'recipe for disaster'

 

Senate Dem wants to rewrite online trade rules in NAFTA

 

Senate effort to ban Russian software on US military systems would have far-reaching impact, sources say

 

Louisiana senator finds health care frustration at town hall

 

AT&T, senators spar over customers' right to sue

 

The Financial Choice Act — A Bad Omen For Increased Liberal Corporate Influence

 

Cory Booker puts 'pause' on fundraising from pharma companies  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

Cancel August recess for Congress, GOP senators say

 

Dwayne Johnson: I 'can't wait' to meet Elizabeth Warren (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan

 

A Price for the G.O.P.’s Health Care Insanity

 

Bernie Sanders' 'heartless spouse' a greedy landlord? (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist) 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Mom slain hours after posting about success on Facebook

 

SPORTS

 

Paterno family abandons all claims against NCAA

 

Fears for the future of the sports store as Nike confirms it will start selling products on Amazon

 

Lawsuit filed against Venus Williams in wake of fatal crash

 

Paul George goes to Thunder in stunning NBA power shift

 

Blake Griffin accepts maximum deal of $175 million to re-sign with Clippers

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Michigan's legal bills for Flint water crisis top $14M

 

New Jersey government shuts down amid budget standoff

 

40,000 gallons of crude oil leaks after train derails in Illinois

 

25 states resist voting commission’s sweeping request for data

 

McAuliffe Defies Trump Voter Commission; His Attorney Led Soros-Funded Voter ID Challenges (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)

 

New Jersey Eyes State Shutdown Over Budget Standoff

 

Kentucky secretary of state: 'Not enough bourbon in Kentucky' to make me release voter data

 

Pence-Kobach voting commission alarms states with info request

 

Venomous snakes on the loose after crash in Texas

 

Mississippi official: Fraud commission can 'go jump in Gulf of Mexico'

 

Michigan Just Prevented A Fiscal Crisis — Are Other States Paying Attention?

 

Charges dropped against juveniles in Tenn. wildfires

 

Backlash after councilman asks city to ignore drug overdose calls  (Ohio)

 

Illinois Legislature to Miss Midnight Deadline to Pass Budget

 

Kansas will not provide social security numbers to voter fraud panel

 

Gov. Jerry Brown doubles down on California measure changing recall process   (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Trump: 'Tweet more'   (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Cake-bakers have the right to draw a line in the icing

 

Why the Supreme Court is the only part of government that doesn't leak

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Harassed, Propositioned and Silenced in Silicon Valley

 

TERRORISM

 

“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh expresses “cautious support” for the Islamic State (ISIS)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK hospital says terminally ill baby to have 'more time'

 

City must come first in Brexit, May told (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Man sentenced to jail for bacon attack against Muslim teen

 

Ruth Davidson calls out DUP over gay marriage opposition (Ruth Davidson has publicly challenged the Democratic Unionist Party to drop its opposition to homosexual “marriage,” revealing that she has personally lobbied the party’s leader Arlene Foster over the issue. )

 

London Acid attack on two Muslim cousins being treated as hate crime

 

Labour split over Europe as Remain MPs say their constituents don’t realise Jeremy Corbyn backs hard Brexit

 

Beyond the blade Teenager faces life in prison after pupil's murder outside school

 

The worst traitor of all: How a British jailbird who lied and cheated his way across France, joined the Nazis and condemned 150 of his comrades to death while pursuing a life of champagne and women 

 

UK Sex offender treatment scheme led to increase in reoffending

 

Grenfell Tower fireproof cladding was 'downgraded to save Ł293k'

 

Grenfell Tower fire Kensington and Chelsea council leader quits in wake of disaster

 

Scottish political leaders back call for gay marriage in Northern Ireland

 

Labour Thornberry accuses Umunna of virtue signalling over EU vote   (Shadow foreign secretary calls Labour divisions a distraction and claims the manifesto, not the leader, was the real star of the party’s election campaign.)

 

Assad must be 'held responsible' for sarin gas attack, UK Foreign Secretary says (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad/ British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Mayor urges takeover of Grenfell council  (Mayor of London Sadiq Khan)

 

Brexit PM's European court stance has 'hamstrung' Davis in Brexit negotiations

 

NI standoff 'cannot go on much longer'

 

Scot who tried to blackmail Royal in gay sex scandal found dead

 

Royal couple honour Canadian troops

 

UK savings Household income falling at fastest rate since 1976

 

Drug rivals guilty of carjack killing

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley shines again at the UN (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Gettysburg anniversary seeing few flare-ups, despite rumors of violence

 

12 injured after SUV strikes pedestrians in New York City

 

Pregnant woman hospitalized after being struck by lightning

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's chief prosecutor asks Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for protection

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump attacks media as 'fake' and 'fraudulent,' pushes back about his use of Twitter

 

Trump launches new Twitter attack on MSNBC hosts

 

Trump questions why some states won't comply with 'voter fraud panel' requests

 

Trump floats repeal, then quickly replace, idea on health care


Trump revives National Space Council, Pence to lead

 

Conservative media outlets gain seats in White House briefing room

 

Sudden Death for Obama OT Rules   (Trump drops appeal for regulation that would have doubled threshold for white collar overtime pay.)

 

Trump abandons plan for new food aid rules: report

 

White House Asked for Voters’ Data. States Said ‘No.’

 

Science division of WH office left empty as last staffers depart

 

Who is Hans Von Spakovsky, whom Trump picked to investigate voter fraud?

 

Trump: Patience with North Korea is over

 

Why some inside the White House see Trump’s media feud as ‘winning’

 

White House releases salaries of top Trump staffers

 

'She doesn't know me': Melania slaps down Mika after Morning Joe host says First Lady wants out of 'worst job in the country' and only does it for her son Barron

 

Is this it for Trump?

 

President Trump, Melting Under Criticism

 

Trump asked White House staffers for feedback on ‘Morning Joe’ tweets

 

Sarah Sanders and the sexist media

  

 

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